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If you need directions to a meeting place, please call the hike leader. If you would rather join the group closer to the trailhead, please add that in the comments as you sign up for the hike, and the hike leader will contact you about the best rendezvous.

Location A - Van Buren - Cloverleaf Plaza parking lot by the stop light.

Location B - Fort Smith - Home Depot parking lot on the corner by the stop light.



Equipment

When hiking with the group, please bring all necessary personal items, such as water, lunch, sunscreen, etc., that you will need for an outdoor activity. Please be prepared for weather changes with rain gear and layers of clothing. Don't depend on fellow hikers to supply any of your needs. See our articles page for comments on hike equipment.

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Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 Meet Time: 8:00 AM Sign Up
Event: Big Bluff on the Buffalo River
Meet Location: See below for special meeting location.
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More Info: It is a strenuous 5.5 mile round trip to thie 440-foot ledge where there are lots of interesting rock formations and great views of the river valley. Going in is easy but coming out requires a 1,000 ft elevation gain in 2.75 miles Ė not steep enough for for switchbacks, just a continuous uphill trek. The view is worth the effort. Meet at Cloverleaf Plaza parking lot to carpool/caravan. Bring lunch and water. Linda will lead.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 Meet Time: 5:30 PM Sign Up
Event: Full Moon Hike
Meet Location: See below for special meeting location.
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More Info: Bob R will lead us on our annual full moon hike starting at the disc golf parking lot in Ben Geren Park. We will hike for about 3 miles rated moderate. Neither rain, sleet, snow, nor dark of night will keep us from having a great adventure. Bring flashlights and water and meet at the disc golf parking lot.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 Meet Time: 8 AM Sign Up
Event: Mt. Magazine Trails
Meet Location: See below for special meeting location.
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More Info: Starting on the North Rim Trail, we will hike to Cameron Bluff Campground, then up and over Signal Hill, the highest point in Arkansas, to the lodge for our lunch break. From the lodge we will hike Mossback Ridge Trail back to the Visitors Center. We will hike approximately 6 to 6.5 miles rated moderate. Bring lunch and water. Meet at Home Depot parking lot for an 8AM departure. Becky is hike leader.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 Meet Time: 8 AM Sign Up
Event: Sam's Throne
Meet Location: See below for special meeting location.
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More Info: This is one of the premier climbing spots in the Ozarks. We will head out to Chicken Point, then down and across the valley floor to Samís Throne, climb the crack to the top and enjoy the great views of the surrounding bluffs, valley and mountains. This is an easy-to-moderate hike of about 4 miles. Bring lunch and water. Meet at Cloverleaf Plaza parking lot to carpool/caravan. Ed and Judith are leading.
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 Meet Time: 7:30 AM Sign Up
Event: Ouachita Trail
Meet Location: See below for special meeting location.
GPS Location:
More Info: We will hike from Eagle Gap to Foran Gap for 9.6 miles rated strenuous. During leaf-off, there will be some nice views of the mountains and valleys as we ascend for 900 feet before dropping back down. Bring plenty of water and food. Meet at Home Depot parking lot at 7:30. Bob H will lead.



Risk

Although you are probably safer in the woods than you are in the city, you could be injured while traveling to or participating in a hike organized by the TrailBlazers Hiking Club. Our volunteer leaders are in no way responsible for your safety. You choose to hike and take the risk, so you are responsible for your own well being. Club leaders urge you to know your limits, take precaution and avoid risky behavior on the trail that could endanger you or others. If you do get hurt while on one of our outings, neither TrailBlazers Hiking Club nor our volunteer leaders accept responsibility. If you do not agree with this, please do us, and yourself, a favor by not participating. We don't want to sound harsh, but our rapid growth and large numbers require us to make this statement.



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